Frequency of prayer among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,190. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 43% 18% 8% 30% 1% 15,190
2007 47% 20% 7% 23% 2% 18,234

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Frequency of prayer among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 111. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 41% 14% 10% 34% 1% 111
Catholic 52% 22% 9% 16% 1% 3,428
Evangelical Protestant 64% 21% 6% 8% 1% 2,407
Historically Black Protestant 75% 14% 6% 5% 1% 751
Jewish 21% 15% 9% 52% 2% 414
Mainline Protestant 45% 25% 9% 19% 1% 2,990
Mormon 70% 12% 7% 11% < 1% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 18% 11% 7% 63% 1% 4,142

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,391. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 17% 34% 29% 20% 6,391
Weekly 24% 33% 27% 16% 2,749
Monthly 25% 38% 23% 13% 1,133
Seldom/never 31% 35% 21% 14% 4,494
Don't know 6% 29% 28% 37% 147

Generational cohort among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,391. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 10% 12% 29% 34% 13% 2% 6,391
Weekly 15% 16% 27% 32% 10% 1% 2,749
Monthly 16% 18% 29% 28% 8% 1% 1,133
Seldom/never 20% 20% 26% 25% 8% 1% 4,494
Don't know 3% 8% 23% 35% 27% 3% 147

Gender composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 41% 59% 6,519
Weekly 49% 51% 2,793
Monthly 58% 42% 1,148
Seldom/never 64% 36% 4,559
Don't know 53% 47% 171

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,413. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 61% 16% 3% 15% 5% 6,413
Weekly 72% 9% 3% 12% 3% 2,764
Monthly 70% 10% 4% 14% 3% 1,135
Seldom/never 77% 5% 5% 10% 3% 4,513
Don't know 75% 11% 3% 9% 2% 158

Immigrant status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,430. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 14% 10% 76% 6,430
Weekly 10% 9% 81% 2,758
Monthly 13% 11% 76% 1,132
Seldom/never 10% 12% 77% 4,505
Don't know 17% 7% 76% 163

Income distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have a household income of…

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 41% 20% 24% 15% 5,621
Weekly 31% 22% 28% 19% 2,468
Monthly 31% 18% 27% 24% 1,029
Seldom/never 28% 21% 29% 23% 4,089

Educational distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,481. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 46% 32% 13% 8% 6,481
Weekly 43% 33% 15% 9% 2,780
Monthly 43% 33% 14% 10% 1,142
Seldom/never 39% 31% 19% 10% 4,548
Don't know 40% 35% 14% 11% 160

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,495. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 47% 8% 15% 9% 20% 6,495
Weekly 48% 8% 13% 6% 26% 2,787
Monthly 47% 12% 10% 4% 27% 1,146
Seldom/never 42% 11% 11% 4% 33% 4,540
Don't know 42% 4% 18% 13% 23% 161

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,502. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 30% 70% 6,502
Weekly 31% 69% 2,785
Monthly 29% 71% 1,143
Seldom/never 24% 76% 4,546
Don't know 13% 87% 170

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say they…

Frequency of prayer Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 79% 17% 2% 1% 1% 1% 6,519
Weekly 60% 34% 4% 1% 1% 1% 2,793
Monthly 40% 43% 10% 1% 4% 2% 1,148
Seldom/never 17% 28% 14% 1% 33% 7% 4,559
Don't know 58% 14% 3% 10% < 1% 14% 171

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say religion is…

Frequency of prayer Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 65% 27% 4% 3% 1% 6,519
Weekly 34% 52% 10% 3% 1% 2,793
Monthly 18% 54% 21% 7% < 1% 1,148
Seldom/never 5% 25% 32% 37% < 1% 4,559
Don't know 39% 39% 6% 7% 9% 171

Attendance at religious services among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend religious services…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 36% 41% 22% < 1% 6,519
Weekly 21% 49% 30% < 1% 2,793
Monthly 7% 55% 38% < 1% 1,148
Seldom/never 3% 25% 71% < 1% 4,559
Don't know 21% 37% 29% 13% 171

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend prayer group…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 24% 12% 11% 53% < 1% 6,519
Weekly 10% 8% 9% 73% < 1% 2,793
Monthly 3% 5% 7% 84% < 1% 1,148
Seldom/never 1% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 4,559
Don't know 8% 5% 7% 56% 23% 171

Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who meditate…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 49% 7% 3% 39% 1% 6,519
Weekly 28% 11% 6% 55% 1% 2,793
Monthly 17% 15% 7% 61% < 1% 1,148
Seldom/never 15% 8% 6% 71% 1% 4,559
Don't know 29% 6% 3% 43% 19% 171

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 67% 15% 9% 8% 1% 6,519
Weekly 45% 24% 15% 15% 1% 2,793
Monthly 32% 24% 18% 25% 1% 1,148
Seldom/never 27% 15% 13% 43% 1% 4,559
Don't know 46% 13% 9% 16% 16% 171

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 46% 15% 12% 25% 1% 6,519
Weekly 35% 19% 16% 29% 1% 2,793
Monthly 31% 19% 20% 29% 1% 1,148
Seldom/never 36% 16% 15% 32% 1% 4,559
Don't know 42% 14% 5% 33% 7% 171

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say…

Frequency of prayer There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 28% 69% 1% 1% 6,519
Weekly 27% 71% 1% 1% 2,793
Monthly 24% 74% 1% < 1% 1,148
Seldom/never 20% 79% 1% 1% 4,559
Don't know 30% 62% 2% 6% 171

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who read scripture…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 40% 14% 10% 36% 1% 6,519
Weekly 13% 13% 14% 59% 1% 2,793
Monthly 3% 9% 14% 73% < 1% 1,148
Seldom/never 2% 2% 5% 91% < 1% 4,559
Don't know 14% 9% 12% 46% 21% 171

Interpreting scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of prayer Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 33% 32% 3% 23% 9% 6,519
Weekly 18% 37% 2% 34% 8% 2,793
Monthly 13% 30% 1% 47% 9% 1,148
Seldom/never 5% 12% < 1% 75% 7% 4,559
Don't know 17% 13% 8% 31% 31% 171

Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 86% 9% 6% 6,519
Weekly 81% 12% 6% 2,793
Monthly 73% 19% 9% 1,148
Seldom/never 35% 55% 9% 4,559
Don't know 50% 15% 36% 171

Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 66% 26% 8% 6,519
Weekly 60% 32% 8% 2,793
Monthly 52% 39% 8% 1,148
Seldom/never 26% 66% 8% 4,559
Don't know 33% 31% 36% 171

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 35% 18% 47% 6,519
Weekly 39% 17% 44% 2,793
Monthly 37% 19% 44% 1,148
Seldom/never 29% 21% 50% 4,559
Don't know 29% 29% 41% 171

Political ideology among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 35% 36% 22% 7% 6,519
Weekly 32% 40% 22% 6% 2,793
Monthly 26% 41% 27% 6% 1,148
Seldom/never 21% 38% 34% 7% 4,559
Don't know 25% 33% 18% 25% 171

Views about size of government among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 49% 44% 3% 4% 6,519
Weekly 55% 39% 3% 3% 2,793
Monthly 55% 40% 2% 3% 1,148
Seldom/never 53% 41% 3% 4% 4,559
Don't know 44% 32% 5% 19% 171

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of prayer Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 45% 49% 4% 2% 6,519
Weekly 49% 45% 3% 2% 2,793
Monthly 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,148
Seldom/never 42% 53% 3% 1% 4,559
Don't know 41% 46% 4% 9% 171

Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say abortion should be…

Frequency of prayer Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 55% 40% 5% 6,519
Weekly 63% 34% 3% 2,793
Monthly 65% 31% 4% 1,148
Seldom/never 78% 19% 3% 4,559
Don't know 47% 26% 26% 171

Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 64% 28% 4% 4% 6,519
Weekly 73% 21% 3% 3% 2,793
Monthly 75% 20% 3% 3% 1,148
Seldom/never 83% 12% 3% 2% 4,559
Don't know 53% 21% 9% 17% 171

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 53% 37% 9% 6,519
Weekly 64% 28% 8% 2,793
Monthly 65% 28% 7% 1,148
Seldom/never 78% 16% 6% 4,559
Don't know 43% 26% 31% 171

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say…

Frequency of prayer Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 40% 54% 2% 3% 6,519
Weekly 40% 57% 2% 2% 2,793
Monthly 38% 58% 2% 2% 1,148
Seldom/never 31% 65% 2% 2% 4,559
Don't know 32% 47% 6% 15% 171

Views about human evolution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say humans…

Frequency of prayer Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 23% 32% 4% 36% 5% 6,519
Weekly 34% 32% 4% 26% 3% 2,793
Monthly 43% 26% 5% 23% 2% 1,148
Seldom/never 68% 13% 5% 12% 2% 4,559
Don't know 27% 17% 14% 27% 14% 171